W.Va. State Police
The Mason County Detachment of the West Virginia State Police reports the following arrest: Timothy J. Blake, 38, Leon, burglary daytime, attempt to commit felony, arrested on May 1 by Trooper S.C. Allen. Blake appeared before Mason County Magistrate Gail Roush on Tuesday who set a $20,000 surety bond which Blake later posted. Blake is accused of burglarizing a residence on Thomas Ridge Rd. in Leon, according to the criminal complaint.
Mason County Magistrate Court
The case of a women accused of kidnapping has been bound over to possible, further proceedings in Mason County Circuit Court. Elizabeth C. McDermitt, 40, Point Pleasant, appeared for her preliminary hearing on Monday before Mason County Magistrate Gail Roush. After the hearing, Roush determined there was probable cause to send the matter on to circuit court where it could possibly be heard by a grand jury. The next grand jury will convene this month though it’s uncertain if McDermitt’s case, or the case of her husband William McDermitt also charged with kidnapping, will be presented. The McDermitts have been in jail since their arrests last month. There is no bond amount for a kidnapping charge. Elizabeth McDermitt was represented at her preliminary hearing by Attorney Rebecca Johnson.